ProQual Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

ProQual Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

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Introduction

This suite of qualifications provides nationally recognised qualifications for candidates

whose role involves externally quality assuring competence based units or qualifications:

  • ProQual Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes

and Practice

  • ProQual Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of

Assessment Processes and Practice

The awarding organisation for these qualifications is ProQual AB. This qualification is

regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and the

Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Regulation. The Regulated

Qualifications Framework (RQF) includes those qualifications regulated by Ofqual and CCEA

Regulation.

These qualifications have been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework

(RQF) Candidates who achieve the Level 4 Award may progress to the Level 4 Certificate.

Qualification Aims

These qualifications are aimed at those who maintain the quality of assessment from

outside an organisation or assessment centre, usually on behalf of an awarding

organisation.

Aims:

  • To assess the knowledge and understanding a learning and development practitioner

requires for the external quality assurance of assessment.

  • To assess the performance of a learning and development practitioner with

responsibility for the external quality assurance of assessment – usually an external

verifier.

  • To plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility, and make any

necessary changes to original work plans.

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Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of

Assessment Processes and Practices

Qualification title ProQual Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance

of Assessment Processes and Practice

Ofqual qualification number 600/2176/7

Level Level 4

Guided learning hours 75

Total qualification time 120

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual

Qualification start date 01/07/11

Qualification end date

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but it is recommended that

external quality assurance staff also hold appropriate assessor/internal quality assurance

qualifications, such as:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, or
  • A1 Assessor Award
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practice, or

  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes

and Practice, or

  • V1 Conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify

any gaps and help plan the assessment.

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Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete the two Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units

Unit Reference

Number Unit Title Unit

Level GLH

F/601/5322 Understanding the principles and practices of externally

assuring the quality of assessment 4 45

J/601/5323 Externally assure the quality of assessment 4 30

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Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality

Assurance of Assessment

Qualification title ProQual Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality

Assurance of Assessment

Ofqual qualification number 600/2177/9

Level Level 4

Guided learning hours 100

Total qualification time 170

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual

Qualification start date 01/07/11

Qualification end date

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but it is recommended that

external quality assurance staff also hold an appropriate assessor/internal quality assurance

qualification, such as:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, or
  • A1 Assessor Award
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practice, or

  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes

and Practice, or

  • V1 Conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify

any gaps and help plan the assessment.

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Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete three Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units

Unit Reference

Number Unit Title Unit

Level

Credit

Value GLH

F/601/5322 Understanding the principles and practices of

externally assuring the quality of assessment 4 6 45

J/601/5323 Externally assure the quality of assessment 4 6 30

H/600/9674 Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of

responsibility 4 5 25

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Candidates may request credit for non-certificated skills, knowledge or understanding

that they already possess, to avoid repetition. This is called ‘recognition of prior learning’

and is the process to follow if learners can demonstrate they meet the assessment criteria

of that particular unit.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please

complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and/or occupationally

competent.

Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and

one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific

occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers for competence-based

units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier

qualifications, such as:

  • Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
  • Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

  • enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning

outcomes and assessment criteria;

  • provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
  • provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to

authenticate evidence

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Assessment

This suite of qualifications are competence-based, candidates must demonstrate the level of

competence described in the units. The qualifications must be assessed by an appropriately

experienced and qualified assessor, and must be internally quality assured by an

appropriately experienced and qualified internal quality assurance verifier.

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their

achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include: – observation report by assessor

– assignments/projects/reports

– professional discussion

– witness testimony

– candidate product

– worksheets

– record of oral and written questioning

– Recognition of Prior Learning

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to

do.

Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning

outcome has been achieved.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria are included in this document from page 11

onwards.

Internal Quality Assurance

An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres

are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair

assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.

Adjustments to Assessment

Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of

candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets

out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special

considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.

Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the

policy.

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Results Enquiries and Appeals

All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with

reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.

Certification

Candidates who achieve the requirements for qualifications will be awarded:

  • A certificate listing all units achieved, and
  • A certificate giving the full qualification title –

ProQual Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes

and Practice

ProQual Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of

Assessment Processes and Practice

Claiming certificates

Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and

who have successfully achieved the requirements for a qualification. All certificates will be

issued to the centre for successful candidates.

Unit certificates

If a candidate does not achieve all of the units required for a qualification, the centre may

claim a unit certificate for the candidate which will list all of the units achieved.

Replacement certificates

If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing.

Replacement certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has

been authenticated. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement

certificates.

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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Unit F/601/5322:

Understanding the principles and practices of externally

assuring the quality of assessment

The aim of this unit is to assess knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices

that underpin the external quality assurance of assessment.

Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

  1. Understand the context and principles of

external quality assurance

1.1 Analyse the functions of external quality

assurance of assessment in learning and

development

1.2 Evaluate the key concepts and principles

of the external quality assurance of

assessment

1.3 Evaluate the roles of practitioners

involved in the quality assurance process

1.4 Explain the regulations and

requirements for external and internal

quality assurance in own area of practice

  1. Understand how to plan the external

quality assurance of assessment

2.1 Evaluate the importance of planning and

preparing external quality assurance

activities

2.2 Explain what an external quality

assurance plan should contain

2.3 Summarise the preparations that need

to be made for external quality

assurance, including:

  • information collection
  • communications
  • administrative arrangements
  • resources

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Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

1.4 Explain how to adapt external

monitoring and evaluation approaches

to meet customer needs without

compromising quality standards

  1. Understand how to externally evaluate the

quality of assessment and internal quality

assurance

3.1 Explain the procedures for externally

monitoring and evaluating internal

quality assurance arrangements and

practices

3.2 Interpret the requirements for externally

monitoring and evaluating internal

assessment arrangements and practices

3.3 Evaluate different techniques for

externally sampling evidence of

assessment, including those that use

technology

  1. Understand how to externally evaluate the

quality of assessment and internal quality

assurance

4.1 Critically compare the types of feedback,

support and advice that internal

assessment and quality assurance staff

may need to maintain and improve the

quality of assessment

4.2 Evaluate standardisation requirements

relevant to the external quality

assurance of assessment

4.3 Explain the importance of providing

feedback, support and advice to internal

assessment and quality assurance staff

that is consistent with standardisation

requirements

4.4 Explain relevant procedures to follow

when there are disputes concerning

quality assurance and internal

assessment

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Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

  1. Understand how to manage information

relevant to the external quality assurance

5.1 Evaluate requirements for information

management, data protection and

confidentiality in relation to the external

quality assurance

  1. Understand the legal and good practice

requirements relating to external quality

assurance

6.1 Evaluate legal issues, policies and

procedures relevant to the external

quality assurance, including those for

health, safety and welfare

6.2 Critically compare different ways in

which technology can contribute to the

external quality assurance

6.3 Evaluate requirements for equality and

diversity and, where appropriate,

bilingualism, in relation to the external

quality assurance of assessment

6.4 Explain the value of reflective practice

and continuing professional

development in relation to external

quality assurance

Assessment

All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the

assessment of the knowledge and understanding.

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria.

However, one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one

learning outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit J/601/5323:

Externally assure the quality of assessment

The aim of this unit is to assess performance in assuring the quality of assessment from

outside an organisation or assessment centre, usually on behalf of an awarding

organisation.

Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

  1. Be able to plan the external quality

assurance of assessment

1.1 Plan procedures for the external quality

assurance of assessment

1.2 Communicate procedures for external

quality assurance to the organisations

and individuals concerned

1.3 Ensure arrangements and resources are

in place for external monitoring and

evaluation

  1. Be able to externally evaluate internal

quality assurance and assessment

2.1 Carry out monitoring activities to quality

requirements

2.2 Evaluate the quality of internal quality

assurance systems

2.3 Evaluate the quality of internal

administrative arrangements

2.4 Evaluate the quality of internal staffing

and internal staff expertise and

competence

2.5

Determine whether assessment

arrangements, methods and decisions

meet quality requirements

  1. Be able to maintain and improve internal

quality assurance processes

3.1 Provide staff with feedback, advice and

support which help them maintain and

improve the quality of assessment

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Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

3.2 Apply procedures for the standardisation

of assessment practices and outcomes

  1. Be able to manage information relevant to

the external quality assurance of

assessment

4.1 Apply procedures for recording, storing,

reporting information relating to

external quality assurance

4.2 Apply procedures to maintain

confidentiality of information relating to

external quality assurance

  1. Be able to maintain legal and good practice

requirements when externally monitoring

and maintaining the quality of assessment

5.1 Apply policies, procedures and

legislation relevant to the external

quality assurance of assessment,

including those for health, safety and

welfare

5.2 Apply requirements for equality and

diversity and, where appropriate,

bilingualism, to the external quality

assurance of assessment

5.3 Critically reflect on own practice in

externally assuring the quality of

assessment

5.4 Maintain the currency of own expertise

and competence as relevant to external

quality assurance

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Assessment

All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the

candidate EQA’s performance. These must include:

  • observation of performance
  • examining products of work
  • questioning

Direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by professional

discussion, reflective accounts or witness testimony.

Simulations are not allowed.

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria.

Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the

requirements of more than one assessment criterion.

Evidence must come from performance in the work environment. There must be evidence

of carrying out at least two external centre visits, including the preparation for and actions

after the actual visit itself.

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Unit H/600/9674:

Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of

responsibility

The aim of this unit is to assess performance in leading the work of a team responsible for

the external quality assurance of assessment centres.

Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

  1. Be able to produce a work plan for own

area of responsibility

1.1 Explain the context in which work is to

be undertaken

1.2 Identify the skills base and the resources

available

1.3 Examine priorities and success criteria

needed for the team

1.4 Produce a work plan for own area of

responsibility

  1. Be able to allocate and agree

responsibilities with team members.

2.1 Identify team members’ responsibilities

for identified work activities

2.2 Agree responsibilities and SMART

(Specific, Measurable, Achievable,

Realistic and Time-bound) objectives

with team members.

  1. Be able to monitor the progress and quality

of work in own area of responsibility and

provide feedback

3.1 Identify ways to monitor progress and

quality of work

3.2 Monitor and evaluate progress against

agreed standards and provide feedback

to team members

  1. Be able to review and amend plans of work

for own area of responsibility and

communicate changes

4.1 Review and amend work plan where

changes are needed

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Learning Outcomes – the learner will Assessment Criteria

4.2 Communicate changes to team members

Assessment

All learning outcomes in this unit must be assessed using methods appropriate to the

candidate EQA’s performance. These must include:

  • observation of performance
  • examining products of work
  • questioning.

Direct evidence of this kind may be supplemented, where necessary, by discussion,

reflective accounts or witness testimony.

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient evidence for all the assessment criteria.

Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the

requirements of more than one assessment criterion.

Evidence must come from performance in the work environment.

 

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